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How to get Win98 to auto shutdown?

I want to setup my Win98 computer to shutdown automatically after it's been inactive for a certain amount of time.

I can do this with Win XP, but those options aren't there for Win98.

Is there any hidden options, or free software that can accomplish this for Win98?
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MACCONSUELA
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MACCONSUELA
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CrazyOneCommented:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/Win98/Q_20078715.html

Accepted Answer from MarcG  02/16/2001 04:25AM PST  
you can just write a batch file

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx n
where n is
0 - LOGOFF
1 - SHUTDOWN
2 - REBOOT
4 - FORCE
8 - POWEROFF
(can be combined : 6 -> fast reboot)

and let it start at a given time with windows scheduler  
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CrazyOneCommented:
Check this utility out

http://www.grc.com./wizmo/wizmo.htm
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CrazyOneCommented:
You can also use this in a batch file in using the task scheduler

rundll32 user,exitwindows
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war1Commented:
Greetings, MACCONSUELA!
   Here is a freeware for non-commercial use that will schedule a shutdown of your computer.

http://www.xpertdesign.de/english/sw_xecutor_info.htm

Best wishes, war1
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CrazyOneCommented:
You can use the screen saver entries in your registry to run you batch file

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop

  Set the path to your shutdown bat file
SCRNSAVE.EXE   C:\TheFolder\ShutDown.bat

Set the time out to 60 * mins
Example 30 mins = 18000
ScreenSaveTimeOut  1800
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shawnpbcompCommented:
NO NO NO people it's easy right click on your mouse on your desk top don't click on any icons,then scroll down to properties.That will take you to desk top menu. Then screensaver then power.
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war1Commented:
shawnpbcomp,
  The power scheme under Desktop > Properties will only place computer in Standby or Hibernate. It will not shut it down at a schedule time.
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sramesh2kCommented:
This simple screensaver will shut your computer off instead of wasting energy flying through space! When this saver is activated, it does a countdown during which you can cancel. If you do not, Windows is shut down, and the power goes off. Try it, you'll like it.

http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Shell_and_Desktop/Screen_Saver_Tools/Shutdown_Screensaver.html
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